Lowe’s is focused on helping customers do more than improve their homes. We’re committed to helping them live more sustainably. We view it as our responsibility to the communities we serve, and it’s a commitment we carry out every day through the products and services we provide.
We help customers reduce their energy and water use while saving money through an increasing selection of responsible and affordable solutions, from ENERGY STAR® appliances and WaterSense® labeled toilets to indoor and outdoor LED lighting. Since 2001, Lowe’s has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy to expand our responsible product portfolio through the ENERGY STAR® program. Lowe’s carries more in-stock ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and lighting products than any other national home improvement retailer.
Our success in educating consumers about the cost-saving and environmental benefits of energy efficiency led to our 10th consecutive ENERGY STAR award in 2012. Last year, Lowe’s sold enough ENERGY STAR products to:
- Eliminate greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from nearly 1.8 million cars over the lifetime of the products
We continue to invest in making our own product selection more energy efficient while developing innovative technology and new partnerships to meet growing consumer demand. Last year, Lowe’s launched Iris,™ a cloud-based smart home solution that offers customers a simple and affordable way to manage their home environment and energy use from anywhere with a smart phone or computer. In early 2013, we expanded our efficient home selections by offering appliances from LG Electronics in our stores for the first time. LG is a leader in delivering energy-efficient products to the market. More than 600 LG products are ENERGY STAR qualified, including the majority of its refrigerators and washing machines sold in the United States.
- Save customers more than $1.7 billion in utility costs over the lifetime of the products
Since 2008, we’ve partnered with the EPA WaterSense program to help homeowners live more efficiently. Lowe’s was named the 2012 WaterSense Retail Partner of the Year for our efforts to educate consumers about water-efficient products and practices. Lowe’s became the first retailer to win four consecutive WaterSense awards. In addition to helping families reduce utility bills, Lowe’s leadership is helping to protect the future of our water supply. We’ve focused on increasing product assortment in stores and online to better provide customers with the ability to shop for energy-efficient and water-saving products whenever, wherever and however they want. For the third year in a row, 100 percent of bathroom faucets carried in all Lowe’s stores were WaterSense qualified.
The number of WaterSense labeled products Lowe’s sold in 2012 can save enough water in a year to:
- Fill more than 6,400 Olympic-sized swimming pools (or save more than 4.2 billion gallons of water annually)
*ENERGY STAR and WaterSense savings estimates are based on information from the EPA and calculated using product-specific savings estimates and Lowe’s sales data. Due to lack of applicable savings data, ENERGY STAR millwork products were not included
- Save customers $35 million annually on water bills*